The Theatre, Tragic & Comic Volume I (Volume I of The Tragic Theatre): The Mourning Bride - The...

The Theatre, Tragic & Comic Volume I (Volume I of The Tragic Theatre): The Mourning Bride - The Siege of Damascus - Theodosius; or, The Force of Love - Cato

William Congreve; John Hughes; Nathaniel Lee; Joseph Addison

Published by Printed & sold by J. Robertson, 1776
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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This is Volume I (only) of The Tragic Theatre from The Theatre, Tragic & Comic series that spanned 14 volumes total (volumes 1-7 comprising the tragic theatre, and 8-14 the comic theatre). Each volume contains an engraved frontis and four plays, separately paged, each with its own special title page and engraved frontis. The four plays in this volume are: The Mourning Bride: A Tragedy by William Congreve (1774; 61pp). The Siege of Damascus: A Tragedy by John Hughes, Esq; to which is prefixed The Life of the Author (1774; 67pp). Theodosius: or, The Force of Love: A Tragedy by Nathaniel Lee, to which is prefixed, The Life of the Author (1774; 71pp). Cato: A Tragedy by Joseph Addison, esq. to which is prefixed, The Life of the Author (1774; 64pp). This volume remains in its original leather binding with gilt lettering against red leather panels on the spine; the binding is solid but well rubbed, especially along the spine where there's also some surface loss to the leather. General rubbing and handling wear to the boards as well; despite all this, the book is actually fairly solid and well preserved. The book opens to the volume's engraved frontis and the text is complete, including the individual engraving for the fourth play is missing. Previous owner's names in an early hand on the front pastedown and title page; the pages are generally clean and subtle with only light scattered foxing. Over-all a fair copy of this rare volume. Bookseller Inventory # 005422

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Title: The Theatre, Tragic & Comic Volume I (Volume...

Publisher: Printed & sold by J. Robertson

Publication Date: 1776

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st Edition

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